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News/Business. Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, Bill Weir. (2013) New. (CC)

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Monti 7, Us 4, Tommy 4, Alex Perez 3, Shaun White 3, New York 2, The M & Ms 2, Manhattan 2, America 2, Intermezzo 2, Louisiana 2, Abc 2, Google 2, Olympia 1, Aspen 1, Steven 1, Ashley 1, Shaun 1, Lymphoma 1, San Lucas In Mexico 1,
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  ABC    Nightline    News/Business. Cynthia McFadden,  
   Terry Moran, Bill Weir.  (2013) New. (CC)  

    January 26, 2013
    12:35 - 1:05am PST  

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i feel free i feel freedom why they mad you ♪ ♪ should see them burn a l 'cause it's crazy in here crazy in here crazy in here it's ♪ crazy in here >> jimmy: this is the box set. pink friday. i want to thank nicki minaj, josh bowman. i want to apologize, no, not apologizing to matt damon. "nightline" is next. thank you for watching. have a good weekend. good night. tonight on "nightline" --
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sugar babies. beautiful young women, generous older men, and the online world where they trade companionship for everything from tuition to luxury vacations. is it prostitution? or brutally honest search for happiness? the google diet. has google discovered the key to being effortlessly healthy inside its own offices. the secrets of the google cafeter cafeteria. shaun white hits the slopes with cameras to bring us this
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from new york city, this is "nightline" with terry moran. >> hello, everyone, i'm terry moran. glad to have you with us
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tonight. across the animal kingdom, gifts are an important part of the mating ritual. some bird woo their mates with fresh caught fish. humans, we opt for shiny rocks. and now, some dating web sites are cutting straight to the give and take, connecting young women with rich, older men to trade their youth and beauty for his cash and prizes. we have got our first look inside the mutually beneficial arrangements last summer. tonight we bring you the jetsetting new twist on the sugar baby dating game. here is abc's alex perez. >> reporter: you never know where you are going to find love, online, through a friend, possibly even at your doorstep. but for the right price, and legally, a young college student can come knocking. >> good to see you. >> reporter: meet 63-year-old tommy and 21-year-old monti. they have been together for two years. >> i am just not feeling --
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>> hole in one! >> i love them. >> yeah, they look great. >> they're fun. >> yeah, they are. >> thank you for them. >> you are welcome. >> reporter: they refer to each other as sugar daddy and sugar baby. >> give me a kiss. mwah. like high-five, right. >> it's powerful. >> reporter: when she needs money, tommy is her go-to guy. for monti who ask we only shoot her in profile the way to get the education she can't afford. >> he is look i can help you get through school easy. you just travel with me, have fun, be around me, and just keep me company. and i said, sure. you are going to pay for my school. >> reporter: we observed being a sugar baby comes with other perks. last june he told us he drops $5,000 a month on monti. >> these earrings with a pair of high heel shoes, great outfit. oh, goodness. whoa, god.
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$387. >> fine. >> reporter: it is not just monti. he has six other sugar babies. >> this is what we call the lost and found drawer. what some of my lovely sugar babies left behind. >> reporter: an it executive who retired to spend enough of $150,000 a year on lady combined. >> when you walk in a room and have a boughtful lady with you it is a compliment to you. as a male. pulling up in a really nice car or something. hate to compare it that way. but it is. it has the a good feel to it. >> reporter: monti is look a really nice car? >> yeah. >> reporter: like a car the relationships may not last forever though they start out promising. >> he taught me how to golf, cook, be a classy woman. just transferring me fast into something that i have always wanted to become. >> reporter: when was the last time you had a job? >> almost two years ago. i am just having fun. living life and experiencing
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stuff i feel look i would never experience without him. >> reporter: if there were no sex involved with monti or your other sugar babies would you still bring them around for companionship and give them money? >> no. >> reporter: sexually how have things been different for you, he is much older than you? >> it is what it is. >> reporter: are you paying for sex with a young girl? >> well you, know you pay somehow some where for sex no matter what it is. you know? they say wives do it for refrigerators. i am sure there is somebody right now saying that's exactly what this is. if they want to say that, they can say it. >> reporter: tommy is three times divorced and the father of two young adults around monti's age. he meets many sugar babies on seekingarrangement.com. >> reporter: how is it different than prostitution? >> if we are talking exchange of money for sex. i don't see it that way. it's not wham bam thank you ma'am. >> reporter: the courts decreed as long as a woman is being paid for services besides sex,
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companionship, the act does not classify as prost cushion, an argument the website owner makes. >> if the sugar daddy is needing a girl for sex in exchange for money they're using the website in violation of our terms of agreement. >> reporter: wade says 10% of the 2 million registered members are sugar daddy and mommies, 90% sugar mantic relationship between two people. the sugar daddy is very wealthy. now branching out with miss travel.com. which connect attractive women with generous men to go on exotic trips. all paid for by the men. 20/20 went along recently with the couple on a weekend trip to cabo san lucas in mexico where they met for the first time. >> hello there, steven. how are you? >> how are you? >> good to meet you. >> reporter: meeting is a little awkward. interrupted by margaritas.
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>> cheers. >> steven, so nice to meet you. >> you too. >> the first moment i met him. i was very nervous. i am a bit of a hopeless romantic. of course i look to assume all the possibilities. what can happen. >> reporter: the next day, steven takes her sailing on a 52-foot yacht and turns up the romance. >> what is your favorite? >> my favorite part is being here with you. >> oh. >> you know? >> even taking a page from titanic to score the magical first kiss. >> reporter: but you don't have to be a millionaire to be a sugar daddy. >> there are sugar babies on different levels. you know you have got your wal-mart sugar babies and you got your neiman marcus sugar babies. >> reporter: for those who shop at target like 24-year-old, sugar baby olympia. >> i love the stripes. >> reporter: a full time student at a broadcasting school in den strer wh
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denver last summer. >> 100% of my school fees, $15,000 paid for by sugar daddy. >> reporter: a sugar baby since she was 19. >> i have gotten to go to the caribbean, travel across the nation, got some brand new boobs. life is great. >> reporter: and is a pro at juggling several sugar daddy at a time. >> yeah, about to go meet a perspective sugar daddy. he has potential. he is really nice. easy to be around. easy-going. >> reporter: after dinner it is time to pack for a long weekend in louisiana where she is meeting up with her main sugar daddy, larry. >> how you doing, girl? >> reporter: except this is kenny, olympia's secondary sugar daddy who has come by the airport to see her off. the encounter is short. >> need cash? need some money? >> yes. >> for olympia, $500 later, lucrative. >> thank you. >> larry. >> reporter: the first time larry and olympia have seen each other in six weeks.
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larry is a mormon from utah. they have been in a sugar baby/daddy relationship for a year and a half and claim their relationship is not what you might expect. >> reporter: is there sex in this relationship? >> no. >> reporter: no sex? >> not at this point. we don't believe in having premarital sex. >> reporter: is this like a perfect scenario for you? >> yeah. >> reporter: have some one who gives you money and you didn't have to sleep with them. >> gives you money, don't have to sleep with them. they respect me. they let me be myself. yeah. it's a dream. >> reporter: a dream that comes at a cost. >> sometimes it gets to me to know he is my only way of income and, but makes me feel -- like, you know, i'm not really doing anything. >> sometimes being in a sugar baby/sugar daddy relationship it does get lonely for me. because i can't always, that person can't always be there for
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me when i need them to be. >> reporter: an emotional loss they believe is worth fight nan shall game. for "nightline," alex perez, shreveport, louisiana. >> well, of the three couples we featured there, only tommy and monti are maintaining a relationship. thanks to alex perez on that. just ahead, free food and staying fit. that's one impressive employee perk. we go inside google to find the healthy secrets of their legendary cafeteria. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure.
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in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving, eating, or engaging in other activities while not fully awake without remembering the event the next day have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. alcohol or taking other medicines that make you sleepy
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may increase these risks. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. intermezzo, like most sleep medicines, has some risk of dependency. common side effects are headache, nausea, and fatigue. so if you suffer from middle-of-the-night insomnia, ask your doctor about intermezzo and return to sleep again. ♪
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fortune magazine named google the best scum pcompany t for in america. we are betting some of that has to do with all the free food there, breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you may not know that google's legendary cafeterias are as optimized as their search engine, from color coded food to subliminal cues, abc's juju chang got a look. >> reporter: it is lunchtime at the google office in manhattan, free food, all you can eat, 24/7. ashley is a happy googler who wants to show me around. >> i am saving myself. there is a lot more. >> reporter: good. like everything google the cafeteria has been hyperanalyzed and reengineered and, it is loaded with nudges to nudge people toward healthy choices. >> we come in the entrance way,
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you see the salad bar first. >> reporter: if you are starving you will go for the first thing you see. research shows people tend to pile up on the first thing they see. so the salad bar occupies prime real estate. >> color coded signs to let you know what is healthy. obviously everything in the salad bar is more or less pretty healthy. >> reporter: it wasn't always this way, the healthy nudges began when googlers started complaining they were packing on the pound. >> some people may gain 15 pound when they start working here. >> reporter: because the food is so great. basically it is your fault? >> i'm partially to blame. >> reporter: joe is the executive chef at google's manhattan office. he says the unlimited food perk originally designed to maximize pro dick ti productivity had a side effect. >> a lot of people don't. >> so now, smaller plates and takeout containers nudge you to take smaller portions. no one wants to be seen with too much on their plate. >> i am only halfway through the
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food station and my plate is full. >> reporter: naughty deserts aren't taken away they're just placed way in the back, scarlet labels shout out these calories count. but they're offered in small bitesized servings enough to satisfy a craving, but not a diet buster. do you design with a certain size, calorie or bite count in mind. >> yes, fry to keep it small, let them have the beautiful, delicious dessert but not gorge on it. jennifer heads a department at google called people analytics. she crunched the numbers and then overhauled how food was presented. these microkitchens were famous for tempting junk food dispensers. this is where the m & ms used to be. you can imagine. come up here, pull the handle. just swapping out cereal for the chocolate made a huge impact. >> we found that when we moved the m & ms from the gravity bins to these containers didn't take
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them away everything is still there, in seven weeks, new york googlers consumed 3.1 million fewer calories from m & ms. >> reporter: yes, 3.1 million fewer calories from m & ms. just because you have to look for them. >> people look to know their numbers at google. we are a data driven company. >> reporter: they say at google you are never more than 150 feet away from some sort of food. >> we are busy. everyone has work they're trying to get done. you don't want to think about what it is they're going to grab for a snack. let's make the thing that people default to the healthiest one possible. >> reporter: the drink selection was also ripe for behavior modification. there are sodas here, but not the first thing you see. what you see at eye level here is the water. you have to hunt for the soda. we put the water bottles up. googlers consume 47% more water when the bottles were there and they could grab it. >> reporter: sophia bushman gained more than the google 15.
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>> the candy was alluring and free flowing. literally free flowing. we had them. they were dangerous. >> reporter: now like most googlers she is grateful for the nudges. >> once they moved the m & ms did you eat less m & ms? >> absolutely. i ate less candy. sort of chips or any salty snacks. the fruit is more on display. i think everyone enjoys natural healthy food. we just we are busy. we grab what issen front of us. >> reporter: she trimmed down thanks to in-house exercise classes and healthier food choices. >> reporter: do people feel manipulated because the environment is structured to make them behave in a certain way? >> how can i feel manipulated that i am being encouraged to be healthy. if anything i am grateful that a company that essentially need me to do productive work to build their business actually cares to help me be a healthier individual.
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i can't complain. anybody who does is perhaps misguided. >> reporter: you don't have to work for a google to like a nudge to make healthy choices even when you are not aware you are making them. for "nightline," juju chang in new york. >> eating good at google. dizzying jumps and high speed spirals we hit the slopes with snow boarding star, shaun white. [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections,
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his high speed antics on the slopes hatch made action sports star shaun white a household name. now he is out to prove that his snow board skills are sharper than ever at the x games in
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aspen. white has barely competed in the event since last winning it in 2009 but he is determined to regain his crown and allowed us an incredible inside look at his preparation. there was a lot of talk which was interesting, "no, he can't come back. he is too far gone." that was probably the best thing i could have heard it really motivated me to do well. and i went from dead last, at the first competition, to first place. and it was something that felt amazing to me because i had put all that work in to learning the new tricks and then to be able to perform them under pressure at that moment and against the best guys in the world and to win. that was everything. when people say that i really can't do things that's when i kick into a different gear and i try to show them that they're wrong.
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i definitely don't think winning is everything, but hard work can pay off. i seem to do a little bit better when the pressure is on. i like the feel of the crowd the element of the excitement and it seems to bring the best out in me. ♪ >> i would say for me the idea is to wrap my head so much around the trek that i don't think about it anymore. i analyzed it so much. i know what the snow will look like. i know where my body will be positionwise. and i just go. i visualize everything before i drop. ♪
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i feel like for this x games you can expect me to rise to the occasion and go in there with winning in mind. so i am going to try to put my best efforts toward that goal. ♪ ♪ people want to know, what did it take to win the x games? yeah there is a lot of nerves. there has been so much back end practice, that this is the moment. you wrote the song, now you just play it. >> yeah! >> oh. thanks for the piece. shaun will battle stars on saturday afternoon. action at 2:00 p.m. eastern. finally a closing argument, a stinging legal and political defeat for president obama today when a federal appeals court ruled he exceeded his authority in making